English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Breach Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ipsden


Breach Wood (6″). A family surnamed de la Brech (e ), ate Brech , atte Breche appears c. 1260 Goret freq to 1330 (c. 1444) BC, and almost certainly takes name from this place. ME  breche, 'newly cultivated land.' Presumably the wood grew again later.